Person Details

Birthday: 1937-06-01 22:21:25

Aliases: Freeman , Morgan Porterfield Freeman Jr. , Morgan J. Freeman , مورغان فريمان , 모건 프리먼 , モーガン・フリーマン , Морган Фриман , Морган Фримен , มอร์แกน ฟรีแมน , 摩根·弗里曼 , Μόργκαν Φρίμαν

Gender: Male

Place of birth: Memphis, Tennessee, USA

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Movie Involvements: 115

TV Involvements: 12


Most Famous Work

Biography

Morgan Porterfield Freeman, Jr. is an American actor, film director, and narrator. He is noted for his reserved demeanor and authoritative speaking voice. Freeman has received Academy Award nominations for his performances in Street Smart, Driving Miss Daisy, The Shawshank Redemption and Invictus and won in 2005 for Million Dollar Baby. He has also won a Golden Globe Award and a Screen Actors Guild Award. Morgan Freeman was born in Memphis, Tennessee, the son of Mayme Edna (née Revere) and Morgan Porterfield Freeman, Sr., a barber who died in 1961 from liver cirrhosis. Freeman was sent as an infant to his paternal grandmother in Charleston, Mississippi. He has three older siblings. Freeman's family moved frequently during his childhood, living in Greenwood, Mississippi; Gary, Indiana; and finally Chicago, Illinois. Freeman made his acting debut at age 9, playing the lead role in a school play. He then attended Broad Street High School, currently Threadgill Elementary School, in Mississippi. At age 12, he won a statewide drama competition, and while still at Broad Street High School, he performed in a radio show based in Nashville, Tennessee. In 1955, he graduated from Broad Street High School, but turned down a partial drama scholarship from Jackson State University, opting instead to work as a mechanic in the United States Air Force. Freeman moved to Los Angeles in the early 1960s and worked as a transcript clerk at Los Angeles Community College. During this period, he also lived in New York City, working as a dancer at the 1964 World's Fair, and in San Francisco, where he was a member of the Opera Ring music group. Freeman acted in a touring company version of The Royal Hunt of the Sun, and also appeared as an extra in the 1965 film The Pawnbroker. He made his off-Broadway debut in 1967, opposite Viveca Lindfors in The Nigger Lovers (about the civil rights era "Freedom Riders"), before debuting on Broadway in 1968's all-black version of Hello, Dolly!, which also starred Pearl Bailey and Cab Calloway. Freeman was married to Jeanette Adair Bradshaw from October 22, 1967, until 1979. He married Myrna Colley-Lee on June 16, 1984. The couple separated in December 2007. Freeman's attorney and business partner, Bill Luckett, announced in August 2008 that Freeman and his wife are in the process of divorce. He has two sons from previous relationships. He adopted his first wife's daughter and the couple also had a fourth child. Freeman lives in Charleston, Mississippi, and New York City. He has a private pilot's license, which he earned at age 65, and co-owns and operates Madidi, a fine dining restaurant, and Ground Zero, a blues club, both located in Clarksdale, Mississippi. He officially opened his second Ground Zero in Memphis, Tennessee on April 24, 2008. Freeman has publicly criticized the celebration of Black History Month and does not participate in any related events, saying, "I don't want a black history month. Black history is American history." He says the only way to end racism is to stop talking about it, and he notes that there is no "white history month". Freeman once said on an interview with 60 Minutes' Mike Wallace: "I am going to stop calling you a white man and I'm going to ask you to stop calling me a black man.

Most Famous Work

Angel Has Fallen
Average
6

Angel Has Fallen

(2019) President Trumbull
The Dark Knight
Average
9

The Dark Knight

(2008) Lucius Fox
Batman Begins
Average
8

Batman Begins

(2005) Lucius Fox
Se7en
Average
8

Se7en

(1995) Detective Lt. William Somerset
The Dark Knight Rises
Average
8

The Dark Knight Rises

(2012) Lucius Fox
Lucy
Average
6

Lucy

(2014) Professor Samuel Norman
The Nutcracker and the Four Realms
Average
6
The Shawshank Redemption
Average
9

The Shawshank Redemption

(1994) Ellis Boyd "Red" Redding

Acting

Year Character Movie/Tv
2021 N/A
2020 Reggie Fontaine
N/A
Narrator
Himself
N/A
2019 President Trumbull
Jerome Johnson (uncredited)
Doc
2018 Drosselmeyer
Narrator
Himself
2017 Duke
Himself
Himself - Host
Himself
Willie Davis
Narrator
2016 Sheik Ilderim
(voice)
Thaddeus Bradley
Himself - Presenter
Vice President Alan Trumbull
2015 Senator
Patrick Meighan
Bartok
2014 Himself (archive footage)
Dr. Cameron McCarthy
Alex Carver
Professor Samuel Norman
Maxwell Omni
Joseph Tagger
Narrator
Vitruvius (voice)
Narrator
2013 Narrator
Archie
Thaddeus Bradley
Himself
Malcolm Beech
Speaker Trumbull
Himself
Narrator
2012 Self
Narrator
Lucius Fox
Monte Wildhorn
Narratore
Himself
2011 Dr. McCarthy
Narrator (voice)
Himself - Narrator
Himself
Narrator
Narrator
2010 Narrator
Joe Matheson
Himself - Host
Narrator
Narrator
(voice)
2009 Himself
Nelson Mandela
N/A
N/A
Charles
Himself
Keith Ripley
2008 Lucius Fox
(Voice)
Sloan
N/A
Narrator (uncredited)
2007 Carter Chambers
Harry Stevenson
Himself
God
Jack Doyle
Himself
2006 Self
'Him'
Jaques (segment "As You Like It")
Frank Carden
The Boss
2005 N/A
Mitch Bradley
Moses Ashford
Narrator (Voice)
Lucius Fox
Narrator
Sam
Narrator (english voice)
Himself
Neil Armstrong
2004 Eddie Scrap-Iron Dupris
Himself
Narrator
N/A
Himself
Walter Crewes
2003 N/A
Lt. Redding
Himself
God
Col. Abraham Curtis
Miles Evans
2002 Self
Self
Narrator
DCI William Cabot
Charlie Grimes
2001 Himself
Alex Cross
2000 Narrator (voice)
Captain Victor Benezet
Charlie
Himself
1999 Himself
N/A
1998 President Tom Beck
Jim
1997 Theodore Joadson
Alex Cross
Narrator
N/A
N/A
1996 Narrator (voice)
Paul Shannon
Hibble
Narrator
1995 Detective Lt. William Somerset
Billy Ford
1994 Ellis Boyd "Red" Redding
N/A
N/A
1993 N/A
1992 Ned Logan
N/A
Geel Piet
1991 N/A
Narrator
Azeem
Narrator
1990 Judge Leonard White
Frederick Douglass
N/A
1989 Sgt. Maj. John Rawlins
Hoke Colburn
Lt. A.Z. Drones
Principal Joe Clark
1988 Narrator (voice)
Craig
Dorsey Pratt
1987 Dr. Sherard
Fast Black
1986 Luther Johnson
1985 Warden Pratt
Messenger
Charlie Woods
Charles Traughber
N/A
Ben Shelter
1984 Lewis
Siemanowski
1983 N/A
1981 Clarence Collins
Lieutenant Black
Malcolm X
1980 Detective Michaels
Walter
Hap Richards
1978 N/A
Uncle Hammer
1974 Himself / Croupier
1973 Chris
1971 Count Dracula
Mad Scientist
Easy Reader
1966 himself
1965 Man on Street (Uncredited)
1953 N/A
1952 N/A
1951 N/A
Narrator
N/A
N/A
Year Character Movie/Tv

Directing

Year Role Movie/Tv
2014 Director
1993 Director
Year Role Movie/Tv

Production


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